No paucity of funds for rescue, relief operations in flood-affected areas: CM Bommai

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Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai chairs a review meeting in Udupi.

ULLAL (Dakshina Kannada): Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said there is no paucity of funds for taking up rescue and relief works in the flood-affected areas. “We already have about Rs 750 crore under the National Disaster Relief Fund”, he noted.

Speaking to media persons at Ullal, he said, “Funds are available with the DCs of the districts for taking up rescue and relief works. We will ensure that there is no shortage of funds.”

He also said that the state government, in association with the Union government, will formulate a long-term permanent solution for sea erosion in the coastal region.

“Sea erosion has been relentlessly affecting the shoreline of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada over the years. Last year, about 800 metres of shoreline was eroded. This year, 600 meters of shoreland have been eroded. So, we need to find a permanent solution for sea erosion.”

Assuring effective measures in this regard, Bommai said, “We have decided to install sea wave breaker technology to tackle sea erosion. We will see its effectiveness and decide on the next course of action.”

The CM offering prayers on the occasion of Guru Purnima.

Landslides have occurred in many places in Kodagu. Houses have been marooned in Cauvery and Harangi river basins. Roads have been washed away and landslides have occurred in Bantwal. Farm lands have been flooded at Netravati-Kumaradhara Sangam in Uppinangadi.

The CM visited flood-hit areas of Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada. He also visited the houses damaged due to landslides and tremors in Sullia of Dakshina Kannada district and distributed compensation cheques to the victims. He also visited the places where sea erosion has caused huge damage on the shoreline at Ullal. (ANI)

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